Green Frog Lithobates clamitans  Synonyms: Northern Green Frog, Rana clamitans.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Amphibia   >   Order Anura   >   Family Ranidae   >   Genus Lithobates   

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Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans) is an ubiquitous frog species of shallow freshwater, including ponds, lakes, ditches, temporary seasonal pools, slower creeks and rivers, bogs, and many other similar habitats. Green Frogs are generalist predators of a wide variety of prey within its environment, including invertebrate and small vertebrate prey. The call sounds like a sudden, loud pluck of a banjo string (Conant & Collins, 1998). This frog is found abundantly in most areas of Maryland and is recorded from every county (Maryland DNR).

Description:

The dorsolateral ridges on the back end before reaching the groin, and there isn't a well-developed pale facestripe parallel to the mouth (cf. Leopard and Pickerel Frogs).

There are 553 records in the project database.

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A Green Frog in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/27/2017). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/8/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Howard Co., Maryland (6/22/2017). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

A Green Frog at Bacon Ridge Branch, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/27/2009). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/25/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Worcester Co., Maryland (3/26/2015). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

Green Frogs in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/27/2015). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Harford Co., Maryland (8/18/2014). Photo by Joshua Jones. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/30/2017). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/30/2017). Photo by Edwin Guevara. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Harford Co., Maryland (5/9/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/13/2014). Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/4/2017). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

A Green Frog transitioning from tadpole to adult, Garrett Co., Maryland (7/8/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Green Frog found by students at Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/4/2013). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Harford Co., Maryland (7/8/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Green Frog eggs in Howard Co., Maryland (8/15/2012). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/29/2015). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Green Frog in Howard Co., Maryland (4/2/2010). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)


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